This circa-1940 vintage Spanish rug features vignettes of trees, wild animals and mythological birds against a field of gold. Stags and lions from the Spanish coat of arms adorn the main border with a faded patina. In the 12th century, Spain was a major rug production area. Spanish cut-pile rugs from the 15th - 17th centuries were woven with knots tied to single warps. After the Christian conquest of Spain, two main types of rugs were produced - those that combined folk motifs with Christian and Islamic designs and those that were based upon Turkish motifs. In the 18th and 19th centuries, carpets woven with the Turkish knot were produced with designs based on those from Savonnerie and Aubusson factories in France. Although produced in the modernist era, this vintage carpet borrows from the regal tradition of ornate Savonnerie and Aubusson textiles.